Monday, November 16, 2009

Access Denied, Not a Site Collection Admin, and Cannot Create New Items

  • You are a Site Collection Admin and Farm Admin for a SharePoint Farm
  • Someone has recently backed up a site collection using Stsadm which includes a site collection lock (SP2 supposedly does this automatically)
  • Attempt to edit the Site Collection Admins from Site Settings results in the following
    • Error:  You need to be a site collection administrator to set this property
  • Attempt to load a page which does any advanced processing
    • Access Denied
  • The Site Collection was Locked (Read-only).  Unlock it via Central Admin (_admin/sitequota.aspx)
    • Set to Not locked

1 comment:

  1. This one was annoying and the errors were very deceiving. My co-worker said that the stsadm backup (post SP2) locked the site collection automatically, but did not unlock it afterwards.